Protesters in Tbilisi demand the resignation of the prime minister

Rustaveli Avenue in Tbilisi blocked due to a rally demanding the resignation of the prime minister

Protesters in Tbilisi demand the resignation of the prime minister

Protesters in Tbilisi demand the resignation of the prime minister

Xeberinvar.com -  reports that- Part of the central Rustaveli Avenue in Tbilisi is closed due to a planned protest action, at which citizens intend to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili after the death of TV Pirveli operator Lekso Lashkarava, a participant of the action told RIA Novosti.

Journalists from a number of media outlets and their supporters are gathering in front of the parliament building in Tbilisi. They support the resignation of the prime minister and argue that it was the statement of the head of government on July 5 that he considered it inappropriate to hold the March of Dignity with the participation of the LGBT community that day , provoked aggression against sex minorities.

On Sunday, TV Pirveli announced the death of its operator Lashkarava, who was injured during the July 5 protests. The exact cause of death is still unknown. Lashkarava suffered during a protest action against the LGBT community, with a broken eye he was treated at the clinic for several days, and then was discharged. The Interior Ministry reports that the police have already arrested four people involved in the beating of the operator. Expertise is pending to find out the exact causes of death.

The Week of Dignity began in Tbilisi on July 1, during which representatives of the LGBT community held a number of events. The final "March of Dignity" was to take place on July 5 at 17.00 Moscow time. Opponents of sexual minorities in the morning began to conduct contractions, blocking the central Rustaveli Avenue. Several times they pelted journalists and operators of opposition TV companies with sticks and bottles. More than 50 journalists were injured. The organizers later announced that the march had been canceled.

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